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Case Mod - In Progress Paperazzi: July08 MoTM - End of the road :)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by acey, 27 Jun 2008.

  1. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    classic, love it! man that thing will be difficult to clean, the dust will be stuck in it everywhere!

    did some one say 5 stars? I think so!
     
  2. Teknokid

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    wow, I love it :) very nicely done.
     
  3. acey

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    Sad to say, its jobless time again lol so its kinda restricted. I had a normal Dremel, 6 speed, halfway cutting one previous side panel (not this project) the thing went nuts and was spinning at a speed of about 10 i think lol. :jawdrop: Waiting for a job offer to get me tools :D Btw, you guys actually sand the bondo with hand or mouse sander? Cos I don't have the latter as well :(

    Lol. 1.6kg on each panel full of bondo... I doubt I will do that for a friend as well. For myself maybe, maybe I would.
     
  4. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    I would not copy Wolverine's work. But I made the mistake of showing my friend some sketches I made. For myself I prefer simple cases with clean lines, waking up next to a Biomech case would give me the creeps.

    I guess you can do it by hand. I don't know what a mouse sander is, but I'll just assume it is a block you can grip easily. Actually you cannot use those. They are far to big for your delicate pieces. Be warned: Sanding it by hand will take... forever. As suggested: Try it on a little piece.

    Sure your dremel is messed up? It might be due to the resistance when cutting metal that changed when you put different pressure on your bit without noticing.
     
  5. acey

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    Yep its screwed. Tried it last week, still does the same thing, spinning faster n faster n faster. Turned it off and chucked it somewhere, I don't wanna lose an eye lol.
     
  6. MrWizard

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    Well, this has got to be the weirdest mod I've ever seen.
     
  7. Gav

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    Superb mate.... totally diferent to anything i have seen before
     
  8. razer121

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    this has to be one of the most intresting things i have ever seen....wow :p
     
  9. acey

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    Croc on Steel

    Top Panel Part 5

    Did a bit here and there for last nite. I'm more or less that type of guy, when I have sorta new vision on how to go on molding the shapes n angles, I work on it first. Spent 3 hours on HALF of the top panel last night. Couldn't go on with the other half cos my back's killing me. Got home at 10pm, finished around 1.30am. Sketched what was intended to be a horn (which eventually turned out to be something of a crocodile's tail in the end, which I like more than my initial idea). When it comes to a larger shaped scale, I don't do freehand molding like the front panel. I use these base first to get the area n gap right.

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    1/3 of the tail is up by around 30-40 minutes. I need to mold it away from the base before placing it on the panel, as I'll risk tearing the base causing it running out of shape if I do it on top. Its sorta like the front panel curves except its more vertically curved. Those 2 lil fellas at the side are used to shape them around the edges. The L shape holder works pretty well considering how it can be held. And the small sdriver do good at chipping out excessive paper that causes bulges.

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    After 3 hours, we're finally done. With legs numb as being short circuited by a PSU, and a back that felt like I've just been sleeping for 72 hours, I finished half of it. The other half will be done tonight when I get home. I'm loving it :D Its so worth the pain in the leg and back. Sorry if the pics are blurry, was having a dizzy spell yesterday due to inbalance fluids in the ear (slept too much the previous day).

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    My fav shots. Top where I can see the curves :D

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    Front Panel Part 6

    The bezel for the stealth is done patched up. Gave it a lil bumpy surface so I can slime it from above making it sorta drip downwards (yet to make the slime, I don't want it to harden up cos won't be using it now).

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    Sits snugly into the slot. Carved out all the excessive paper from the sides to make sure it doesn't hold tight.

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    Will continue with the bottom part for the bezel tonight. Not sure if I still have enough pulp in the bucket for both the bezel and the other half of the top panel.


    Misc

    Found this thing at my friend's pc shop. Sometimes they do cabling work for offices. Thought I can use it as a fan slider. You know, sticking one half to the bottom part of the fan, the other half to the case, L-shape the front and back of each half to make sure the fan don't slide off when tilted.

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    Cut off 2 pieces each of 3 inches long. Tucked em under the fan to see how it looks. Looks fine in white but I haven't patch n paint the inside of the case so if I'm using it I'll patch them up to match the black-brown colors as well.

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    Well, in the end, that "if" in the previous line is a BIG IF. This monster fan (gave me black n blue thumb on a couple of occasions before, cut into my index finger tearing the skin once) is modded by the seller with red LEDs that I asked for during the previous project. I have 2 left, one red lighted, and one normal black. Here's the BIG IF factor.

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    The LED; it totally gone a bit higher and I wasn't able to slide my mock ROM in. Damn. Easier solution will be plexi, cut drill and superglued to the steel and then patch n paint. Still yet to get a single piece of plexi. With petrol price hike over here, not sure how much does it cost for 1 ft sq rite now. Nevermind, I'll continue with the remaining panels first before moving to the interior. Still need to un-rivet the top panel after I'm done.

    That's all for yesterday night :D I'm a night modder cos I don't want the paper to dry "unnaturally", not even with the help of sunlight. Be back soon.
     
  10. acey

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    Back with a few new n old stuffs. Touched all 3 remaining panels and basically almost done molding with the front and top panel.

    Top Panel Part 6

    Was molding it off and on cos "fingers wasn't feeling right". And then I thought I finished the other half but basically its very uneven compared to the first half.

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    So, had to pull some chipsmore biscuit advertisement on the top panel. Now you see, now you don't. RIPPPPPP. And spent my whole offday afternoon slowly re-doing the second half of the top panel. The front part is slightly thicker than the other side, but I'm leaving gaps between the two so its easier to work forward to the tip of the panel.

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    Can't really hold the front panel too straight and the floor is so packed so this is the only pic I have for it now. Will take another prior to spray painting. Too damn blurry. Added some random surface to the center of the panel.

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    Right Panel Part 1

    I found a chunk of exhausted kryptonite. Really. Lol its just those aquarium deco thats sold in packs and costs about RM4.50 only for like 30 of them in a pack (USD 1.50 / Euro 0.80 approximately). I found a part of a mini UFO that crashed into my room. Really, again. Well, part of a Crittertrail hamster cage that is. The cage was STOLEN while I was DRYING it outside. I can't imagine a living person, who would steal a hamster cage. So I took half of the running ball.

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    Looks ok, but since I don't need green on the case imma spray it black too. Firstly do a layer of mold around the.. uh... um.... lets call it a bowl. Then I rip the thing out, put some of those black stones inside the circle. Close it back to see how it looks like.

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    I took out the bowl so I'll have the base hardened and I can slip the bowl in. Reason: I want to spray the inner circle first before proceeding molding the outside to ensure there's no white thing left and visible due to uneven spray with the bowl on. Thats all for now. I'm getting my own internet in a few days' time so should have another post in a week's time. Out. :rock:
     
  11. acey

    acey New Member

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    Mwehehehehe. I've recovered... mwehehehehe. :D Didn't go anywhere on Saturday just trying to get the spray job done. Did a few parts on Friday. First the right, last, remaining panel that is still not progressing due to paint job on the left panel. Not much of a looker cos I wanna keep it as plain as possible just in case I need to haul the case somewhere else (I move around a lot)


    Right Panel Part 2

    Ripped out the running ball from the mold and sprayed it black first. Then I moved to the "stones" in it. A layer of black and straight away another highlight layer of brown back to back so the colors mix and the brown goes darker. After it dried, a bit of swinging of the arm to highlight it a lil with the brown.

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    Done and done, time to mold the sides of the bowl. First a simple template for the bowl itself. Then extending it to half of the remaining length at 45 degrees. Thats all for the panel now, want to finish the spray job for the top and front panel first, which is already grip glue-layered and cleaned for Saturday morning. And then more of the left panel, slime time :D

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    Front Panel Part 7

    Had been laying around for a couple of days untouched so time to move my lazy ass and get it colored. As usual, one layer of black, dried and crappy purplish looking. Then another black layer to get it all shiny, and immediately a brown layer for highlight of darker brown shades.

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    One more last job to do for it is to highlight it with brighter brown and then some slime-work (read Left Panel Final Part below) on it and basically the mod will be about 90% done by then


    Top Panel Part 7

    Another spray job for this part. Usual layers of spray, except that this time it turned tad too dark for the brown =\ One more highlight layer and it'll be done. :)

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    Left Panel Final Part

    The last time you saw it its meta-black with dark brown highlights. Now its fully done for the spray job, except the one last layer of clear spray which I plan to do for all 4 panels at the same time.

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    Its basically done. Woke up after the slime work and got the shock of my life lol, not to say its good or bad. First thing's first. Some might have played these things earlier; mix poster/water color with glue and it'll eventually harden into a shiny, smooth colored pulp. Thats Happy Tree Friends at the back :D lol

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    Pour it onto the center part of the panel. Here I accidentally rubbed my finger against one of the molds, and while trying to wipe the stain away I noticed some of the colored glue sipped in between teh cracks and highlighted the cracks. I thought it looked nice with those lines highlighted so eventually rubbed the remaining into the panel to highlight the cracks produced by paper :D

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    Honestly, I didn't like how the centre turned out, so when I woke up I discovered something I'm very pleased with... ...the paper soaked up all the glue, leaving only streaks of dark purple on it. Phew. So well yeah, just imagine the panel for now from the picture above minus the purple thing in the middle :) No pix, its dark in here.

    K, tats all for now, been out of town for the past 2 days so I guess I'll do the rest tomorrow morning when I wake up. Oh yeah, a sneak peek of the thing in the dark.

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    Man this got the be the longest post I've ever done for this thread. :think:

    Later.
     
  12. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    woah that's nice.

    i gotta ask about the name. assuming you made a typo and meant paparazzi, what has this got to do with press photographers?
     
  13. acey

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    No mate.. PAPERazzi lol.. its the material not the mod theme
     
  14. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    ....ooooooooooh that makes sense. still, why the connection to paparazzi?
     
  15. acey

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    Cos i got nothing to fit paper into the words in the first place lol :D
     
  16. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    WOW DUDE WOW, YOU are doing crazy Job there. WOW that is KICKASS Style. Man it's hot. Looks like 10000BC computers, I really have no words to say to you more than you ROCK!
     
  17. acey

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    Almost there... give and take another 48-72 hours to completion (if I don't oversleep everyday) Right panel remaining. Only 1 clear coat away for 3 panels, highlight-clear-slime for right panel, and a 120mm bracket for the 3 empty 5.25' slot :rock:


    Left Panel Pre-Finale

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    Top Panel Pre-Finale

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    Front Panel Pre-Finale

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    Right Panel 2 Episodes to Finale

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    :rock::clap::rock::clap::rock:
     
  18. twentynine

    twentynine Can never win...

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    Wow. If someone would have told me you could do that with those materials I would have called BS on it and then proceeded to bet that person it was impossible. Good thing I didn't!
     
  19. konvoj

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    excellent biomech mod, great idea of using paper, this makes it rough and thus it looks marvellous.i'm looking forward to see whole case finished!
     
  20. Aceanuu

    Aceanuu Will-Mod-for-Food

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    Amazing what you've done from such simply materials. Its incredible. I'm also lovin' the paint job you've gone with; it comes across great in the pictures.
     
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